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September 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage

Sheila Delgado Sept 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage

Welcome October! And goodbye to the September 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering. We had another successful event, the start of our third year as a group. WOW!

I am extremely happy with my work this month. I didn’t have a plan, or theme in mind. I’m pretty sure I always say that. Haha. And I was not able to prep at all before we started. I worked mostly with mixed media. I started with some collage and experimented with a few tools I rarely use. That was fun, and very time intensive. I went with abstracts next, Color field painting. I have often included these in my 30-Day events.

As you can see, I continued with florals. Mixed media as well, this time adding crayons to the mix. I used them as wax resist along with watercolors. I had so much fun playing with crayons, I just couldn’t stop. Apparently. Haha!

There are a handful that I may go back and add to, or tweak a bit. There are only two that I think are duds. Days 18 and 22. That is a pretty good percentage.

I love the daily conversations with my artist friends. I miss them the most when the challenge ends. Seeing amazing art each day is so inspiring and uplifting! A huge thank you to all of my fellow gatherer’s! For sharing your process, your successes, and your lessons learned when things didn’t go as hoped. I always learn so much from you!

As always, I also put together some of my favorites. They are the ones I had the most fun with. I’d love to hear which pieces you liked the best. 🙂

Sheila Delgado Sept 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage Favorites

Thank you all for following along with me this month. Life is so busy.
I truly appreciate your encouragement and helpful suggestions.

Thank you.

In a few days I will share art from the group members.
You will be amazed and astounded!

Wishing you JOY!

Day 9, 10 And 11 of 30

Day 9, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 9, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I’m having too much fun with these. I worked ahead a bit. Which is great, because I lost another day I hadn’t planned on. But I am ready to try something different. Not sure what yet.

As I write, I am sitting here, looking at the empty space where my table should be. All of my supplies are crammed onto the bookcase. Had the carpets cleaned. They always say it will dry in two hours, but it is going on five, and things are still damp. Oyi.

Day 10, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I wasn’t thinking about 9/11 when I painted this next one. The colors after all are Buff, Cranberry and a sort of Prussian Blue. But it fits, and I decided to post it. The red is brighter in person. I tried to add some light to it in Photoshop, but it changed the color too much.

Day 11, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

All these years later, and that day is still with me. As it is with many of us. I remember I had just finished drying my hair, and my aunt Loretta yelled from downstairs for me to turn my TV on. I did, and then quickly ran down to where she and my Grandmother were watching the news. They were still reporting it as an accident, and then the second plane hit. We were in shock.

We were in California. And we knew, at that time of day, the buildings would be full. My aunt left for work, and I had to finish getting ready to leave as well. At work that day, all anyone could manage was to listen to the news reports, read the papers, and pray.

I usually forget to acknowledge the date in the challenge. So busy just keeping up. But I remember, and say a prayer.

In remembrance of those who were lost. With prayer for families left behind. The survivors, and those whose lives were forever altered. With gratitude for the irreplaceable, who gave their lives in service of others. God grant you peace.

What separates us from the animals,
what separates us from the chaos,
is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.
David Levithan

On September 11, I always take the day off. 
I want to be in a peaceful quiet place praying. 
It is a day I both mourn and celebrate.
Genelle Guzman-McMillan, 9/11 survivor

When Americans lend a hand to one another,
nothing is impossible.
We’re not about what happened on 9/11.
We’re about what happened on 9/12.
Jeff Parness

Days 6, 7 & 8 Of The September 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 6, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 6, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I enjoy painting these minimalist abstracts. I did not think of them with that term before. But it is a perfect description. Thank you Suzette! I am interested in the minimalist movement. But I am not sure I could ever follow it wholeheartedly. I am a collector of, a few things. LOL. I think most artists are in one way or another.

These start with color. For me. Mood. What feels right. I choose the colors, then think about arrangement and proportion. I tend to go bottom heavy. Weighted. Darker colors below, lighter on top. I think part of that is from my training as a framer. LOL.

Day 7, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 7, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

For the center bands, I tape off the area to be painted. It ranks even with blending in ease. With blending you have less control. With taping, you are at the mercy of Murphy’s law. And your tape. Haha.

I place two pieces of tape together, so that there is very little actually sticking to the piece. One inch tape, offset slightly lengthwise. On day 7, the green side came out almost perfect. But I had a lot of teeny tiny touching up to do on the buff side. I had to pull out the magnifier. LOL. Day 8 was almost perfect, except for a big blob of buff on the blue.

Day 8, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 8, 8 x 8 acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty,
challenge, fascination
and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method:
the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
Helen Frankenthaler

A painting is not a picture of an experience,
but is the experience.
Mark Rothko